Neil inserted a small camera into the effigies’ tomb chests to see what they contained; the answer: rubble.
The male effigy after restoration - now known to be Sir Robert de la Roche
Researchers Jessica and Anna led the search for documents
Liz researched the Flemings’ family tree, and identified the effigies
Excavation of the church floor for a new heating system revealed - a Victorian heating system.
DNA testing got underway early in the project - and eventually revealed an extraordinary result.
Evelyn launched our first website for us
Local artist Fran Evans designed the tapestry, based on the drawings of local school children
The tapestry stitchers showed off their work to admiring onlookers
Stitching the tapestry was sometimes an excuse for a natter.
Local MP Stephen Crabb has a go at stitching.
There were celebrations when the tapestry was finally complete.
And finally there it was, up on the church wall.
The tapestry was declared open on March 25th, 2017 - accompanied by the music of La Volta.
Fran’s drawings for the tapestry were animated by Sian for the app.
The dig involved more than just digging.
But the digging was hard work!
Stephen Crabb came to watch
We found some medieval fragments……
…...and some Mesolithic flints
Filming for The Search for Little Flanders involved a lot of dressing up
Landsker Re-enactment showed off horses and armour…..
….and gentler pursuits too